Nationals

The Nationals WA President Hon. Colin Holt has written to inform us that “The Nationals WA support uranium mining for the purpose of nuclear energy development provided all projects comply with and satisfy all environmental planning and land use regulations and conditions.”

The National party helped form a minority state Government after the 2008 election. After the Nationals formed Government with the Liberal party the Cabinet lifted the ban on uranium mining that was in place from the former Labor Government.

Since then the Liberal Government, supported by the Nationals have promoted uranium mining, have used tax payers money to assess uranium applications and have used ‘Royalties for Regions’ money to fund uranium exploration projects in the Goldfields, the Pilbara and the Kimberley. The Nationals party has supported the Liberal party and in 2012 during a debate in the WA senate indicated that their party position was pro uranium mining. We have asked for but not received any official policy position on uranium mining from the Nationals party.

WA Labor Candidates for the 2013 State Election: When we asked candidates about their position on uranium mining this was their response…

Nationals Candidates –

Legislative Assembly

Name Response Vote for a nuclear free future?
Albany Mr Robert Sutton x
Central Wheatbelt Hon. Mia Davis x
Eyre Mr Colin De Grussa x
Geraldton Mr Shane Can Styn x
Kalgoorlie Hon. Wendy Duncan (has spoken in Parliament in favour of uranium mining) x
Kimberley Ms Michelle Pucci I understand the National Party is providing a response to your query, however I believe any mining development or proposals for mining in the Kimberley requires consultation with the Traditional Owners and the broader local community.We certainly need to have a balance between development and protecting the heritage, cultural and the environmental landscapes of the Kimberley.
Moore Mr Shane Love x
North WestCentral Mr Vincent Catania Was in favour of and spoke in parliament about essentially bargaining uranium mining with the Liberal party in exchange for royalties for regions which now funds uranium exploration. x
Pilbara Mr Brendon Grylls The Nationals WA support uranium mining for the purpose of nuclear energy development provided all projects comply with and satisfy all environmental planning and land use regulations and conditions. x
Wagin Mr Terrence Waldron x
Warren Blackwood Mr Terry Redman x
Nationals Candidates –

Legislative Council

Name Response Vote for a nuclear free future?
Agricultural Region Mr Martin Aldridge x
Agricultural Region Mr Paul Brown x
Agricultural Region Ms Jill Souness x
Agricultural Region Ms Cathie Bowen x
Agricultural Region Ms Rosalba Butterworth x
Mining andPastoral Region Ms Jacqui Boydell x
Mining andPastoral Region Mr Dave Brills x
Mining andPastoral Region Mr John McCourt x
Mining andPastoral Region Mr David Eagles x
Mining andPastoral Region Mr Adrian Hatwell x
Mining andPastoral Region Mr Cale Hill x
South West Hon. Colin Holt The Nationals WA support uranium mining for the purpose of nuclear energy development provided all projects comply with and satisfy all environmental planning and land use regulations and conditions. x
South West Mr Sam Harma I am supportive of Uranium Mining in WA x
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